Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation

In the dead of winter, my complexion tends to be lighter due to the lack of sun exposure. I find my winter skin to be in need of a little punch, and as I don't want to add yet another step to my morning routine (seriously, I don't have time to properly blend in a shimmer stick and I'm not willing to risk going out with a streaky face). I picked up this compact ($34) in medium/dark at Sephora.
Via Sephora
Claim: "This customized, one-step complexion-perfecting foundation is formulated with Matchmaker’s signature chameleon pigments and infused with 100 percent pure argan oil to balance, hydrate, and nourish the skin. This pressed powder instantly adjusts to match your unique and changing natural skintone."
Pros: minimizes appearance of pores, blurs imperfections, adds a hint of shimmer to warm up complexion. Contains SPF 20.
Cons: tough to blend, streaky, leaves an overall reddish cast, didn't match my complexion so my face looked made up and not natural. (I did try the light/medium shade in-store, but it was much too chalky on my skin tone).
Bottom line: this product comes in 3 shade offerings. Though it claims to self-adjust to any shade, if you have a tricky complexion to match (as I do), I would avoid this one.

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